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Axel Springer Digital Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Anton Waitz Uli Schmitz


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Total investments 28
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 2.80
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
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Exits 6
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Real Estate
  • Automotive
  • Internet
  • Rental Property
  • Information Services

Axel Springer Digital Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The company was established in Europe in Germany. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Berlin.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The typical startup value when the investment from Axel Springer Digital Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Axel Springer Digital Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Real Estate, News. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Airbnb, Magic Leap, dott.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Axel Springer Digital Ventures, startups are often financed by Rolf Christof Dienst, RRE Ventures, MairDumont Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MairDumont, FJ Labs, DN Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Axel Springer, Bayern Kapital GmbH, aws Gru00fcnderfonds (aws Founders Fund).

The current fund was established by Anton Waitz, Uli Schmitz. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Services
Real Estate
Rental Property
$21M19 Jul 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Goggo Network

$28M17 Dec 2019 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Lending
Financial Services
Machine Learning
Real Estate
$4M17 Oct 2019 England

Familynet GmbH

06 Aug 2019 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany


Last Mile Transportation
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$34M04 Jul 2019 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


01 Jun 2019 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain


Digital Media
Identity Management
Mobile Payments
$4M29 May 2019 New York, New York, United States


Last Mile Transportation
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$23M14 Dec 2018 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Location Based Services
$7M22 Nov 2018 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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